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Title: Survivable pulse power space radiator

Abstract

A thermal radiator system is described for use on an outer space vehicle, which must survive a long period of nonuse and then radiate large amounts of heat for a limited period of time. The radiator includes groups of radiator panels that are pivotally connected in tandem, so that they can be moved to deployed configuration wherein the panels lie largely coplanar, and to a stowed configuration wherein the panels lie in a stack to resist micrometeorite damage. The panels are mounted on a boom which separates a hot power source from a payload. While the panels are stowed, warm fluid passes through their arteries to keep them warm enough to maintain the coolant in a liquid state and avoid embrittlement of material. The panels can be stored in a largely cylindrical shell, with panels progressively further from the boom being of progressively shorter length.

Inventors:
 [1];  [1];  [1]
  1. (Albuquerque, NM)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
SCIENCE APPLICATIONS INTL CORP
OSTI Identifier:
866966
Patent Number(s):
4832113
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC) OSTI
DOE Contract Number:  
AC03-85SF15928
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
survivable; pulse; power; space; radiator; thermal; described; outer; vehicle; survive; period; nonuse; radiate; amounts; heat; limited; time; panels; pivotally; connected; tandem; moved; deployed; configuration; lie; coplanar; stowed; stack; resist; micrometeorite; damage; mounted; boom; separates; hot; source; payload; warm; fluid; passes; arteries; maintain; coolant; liquid; avoid; embrittlement; material; stored; cylindrical; shell; progressively; shorter; length; thermal radiator; cylindrical shell; pivotally connected; power source; pulse power; shorter length; space vehicle; outer space; fluid passes; /165/244/

Citation Formats

Mims, James, Buden, David, and Williams, Kenneth. Survivable pulse power space radiator. United States: N. p., 1989. Web.
Mims, James, Buden, David, & Williams, Kenneth. Survivable pulse power space radiator. United States.
Mims, James, Buden, David, and Williams, Kenneth. Sun . "Survivable pulse power space radiator". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/866966.
@article{osti_866966,
title = {Survivable pulse power space radiator},
author = {Mims, James and Buden, David and Williams, Kenneth},
abstractNote = {A thermal radiator system is described for use on an outer space vehicle, which must survive a long period of nonuse and then radiate large amounts of heat for a limited period of time. The radiator includes groups of radiator panels that are pivotally connected in tandem, so that they can be moved to deployed configuration wherein the panels lie largely coplanar, and to a stowed configuration wherein the panels lie in a stack to resist micrometeorite damage. The panels are mounted on a boom which separates a hot power source from a payload. While the panels are stowed, warm fluid passes through their arteries to keep them warm enough to maintain the coolant in a liquid state and avoid embrittlement of material. The panels can be stored in a largely cylindrical shell, with panels progressively further from the boom being of progressively shorter length.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1989},
month = {1}
}

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